Definition of unmistakable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənməˈstākəb(ə)l/
(also unmistakeable)


Not able to be mistaken for anything else; very distinctive: the unmistakable sound of his laughter
More example sentences
  • Such an intention must be clearly manifested by unmistakable and unambiguous language.
  • In fact, being typically British, when I hear those unmistakeable sounds, I invariably find myself feeling incredibly embarrassed even about being in the privacy of my own flat.
  • It was the unmistakeable sound of Muzak drifting around the terminus.
distinctive, distinct, telltale, indisputable, indubitable, undoubted, unambiguous, unequivocal;
plain, clear, clear-cut, definite, obvious, unmissable, evident, self-evident, manifest, patent, pronounced, as plain as the nose on your face, as clear as day



Pronunciation: /-ˌstākəˈbilətē/
Example sentences
  • But his pipes do attain clear unmistakability, which is no mean feat considering the ridiculous glut of young garage-dwellers out there.
  • The letters were chosen for the ease and unmistakability of three dots, three dashes, and three dots and not for the actual letters of ‘SOS.’
  • The hallmark of this marque is unmistakeability; in some cases you might, at first glance, confuse one make of luxury boat for another, but you wont mistake a Pershing and these two are true to that.

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Syllabification: un·mis·tak·a·ble

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